For the first time in history, online advertising revenue surpassed newspapers. With a 15% increase from last year, online advertising brought in $26 billion versus $22.8 billion from newspapers. The double-digit growth during an economic recession suggests that even more dollars will be shifted online. In other news, a recent study by the World Economic Forum reveals that the United States trails behind four other countries in its use of computer and telecom technology. Sweden, Singapore, Finland and Switzerland are 2010’s leaders based on qualifiers like registered patents, mobile device usage and venture capital. The United States also ranked 52nd in math and science education. And finally, IBM is working on smartphone technology that could help alleviate your commute. Its Traffic Prediction Tool analyzes real-time data from traffic sensors and predicts commuter behavior so you don’t have to. IBM is currently testing the software with the California Department of Transportation.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).